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The Princess Bride Hero Journey

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Morgan Alexander

on 10 February 2014

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Transcript of The Princess Bride Hero Journey

The Hero
The hero in this movie is Westley. He comes later on in movie as a man dressed in black and tracks down Buttercup to save her because she was kidnapped.
Ordinary world
Westley is a farm boy working on Buttercup's farm. He loves her and she loves him. Whenever Buttercup asks Westley for a favor he replies with "As you wish." he really means, I love you.
Tests, Allies, Enemies
Crossing the First Threshold
When Westley hears Buttercup was kidnapped by Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo Montoya he tracked them down to save Buttercup.
Ordeal
The biggest life or death experience was when Prince Humperdinck took Buttercup from Westley and took Westley to the pit of despair where he was tortured and "died."
Shadow
Prince Humperdinck was planning on marrying Buttercup and then killing her on the night of the wedding.
The Princess Bride Hero Journey
Call to Adventure
Westley's call to adventure is when he leaves the farm to go find his fortune so he can marry Buttercup. He ends up saving Buttercup.
Inigo and Fezzik went and found Westley in the pit of despair and took him to Miracle Max. Max gave them a pill that would bring Westley back to life so he could save Buttercup from marrying Prince Humperdinck.
By: Morgan Alexander Period 1
The enemies in The Princess Bride are Vizzini, Fezzik, Inigo Montoya, The Albino, Count Tyrone Rugen (six fingered man), and Prince Humperdinck. Fezzik and Inigo Montoya later turn into the "good guys" and help Westley save Buttercup from getting married to Humperdink.
Approach
This is the first time Westley ran into some setbacks. When he was following Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo who had Buttercup, they stopped by a big cliff and climbed up it. Westley followed them up a rope. Once he got to the top, Inigo was waiting to kill him, while Fezzik and Vizzini ran off with Buttercup. Westley knocked out Inigo while Fezzik was waiting for Westley. Then Westley knocked out Fezzik and poisoned Vizzini. He took Buttercup.
Resurrection
Work Cited
"Biography of Westley." IMDb. 2008. Address
"Prince Humperdinck." IMDb. 2008. Address
The Princess Bride. YouTube, 2008. DVD-ROM.
King, Tim. Wikispaces Blog. PrincessBrideSocWF, Ontario, Canada . Web. 2.Feb.2014.
Facing the pit of despair. 2009. Web. 2 Feb. 2014.
Carpenter, Chris. Princess Bride Quiz. Rotten Tomatoes . Web. 2 Feb. 2014.
Princess Bride Quotes. 2011. Only Good Movies Blog. Web. 2 Feb. 2014.
As You Wish. You Tube, 2008. CD-ROM.
Princess Bride Wedding. You Tube, 2013. CD-ROM.
Reward
Westley saved Buttercup with the help of Inigo and Fezzik from getting married to Humperdinck. As a reward, Buttercup and Westley lived happily ever after.
The Mentor/ Meeting with the Mentor
There was not a mentor or meeting with the mentor. Westley just left to go on the Dread Pirate Roberts ship and stayed with him then heard about buttercup and came to save her.
Trickster
There was not a trickster at all in this movie.
Herald
This is when the prince picks Buttercup to marry him and be the princess of the kingdom. However, Buttercup doesn't love the prince she still loves Westley.
Threshold Guardian
There wasn't a Threshold Guardian.
Refusal of the Call
There wasn't a refusal of the call because Westley loved Buttercup and just wanted her to be safe.
The Road Back
The road back went together with the reward because the movie just ended with them riding their horses into the sunset. I assume they got married and lived happily ever after. This is a movie that lets you decide what happens at the end however, it is pretty obvious.
Return with Elixir
There wasn't a return with elixir.
Director: Rob Reiner
Background
Buttercup is a farmers daughter and Westley is the farm boy that helps out around the farm. He loves Buttercup and she loves him. He has to leave to go find his fortune and somehow news gets back to Buttercup that he was killed. Buttercup was devastated and said she will never love again. One day the prince of the kingdom came and said that he wants to marry her. Long story short she gets kidnapped and Westley comes and saves her.
Production companies
Act III Communications
Buttercup Films Ltd.
The Princess Bride Ltd.
Thanks for watching
:)
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